Mardan    -    Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Intelligence Bureau (IB) was killed while two other worshipers got injured when unidentified suspected militants started firing in the mosque during Isha prayer on Sunday night, in the limits of PS City, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police and local sources informed. Sources said that unidentified suspected militants entered and started firing in the Zargarano Mosque at Janabad on Fazl-e-Haq College Road within the limits of PS City when the worshipers were busy offering Isha prayer. As a result, ASI of IB Kifayatullah died on the spot while two other persons identified as Lal Bahadur and Irfan residents of Janabad got injured. Local sources said that the deceased Kifayatullah was the target of the suspected militants who had covered their faces. The injured were shifted to Mardan Medical Complex (MMC). On the complaint of Station House Officer (SHO) PS City Khasta Rahman, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Mardan region registered a case against unknown suspected militants under sections PPC 302, 324 and 7ATA and started an investigation. It must be noted that in the last few months the incidents of terrorism have increased in the district. On 17th September unidentified suspected militants threw two hand grenades into the Police Post Char Ghuly in the limits of PS Rustam. The blast damaged the building of the police post however no casualty occurred in the incident. On 27th August unidentified suspected militants threw a hand grenade on the main gate of PS Jabbar. As a result, the main gate was partially damaged. However, no casualty occurred in the incident. On 7th July in the current year, the third incident of terrorism occurred at Chamtar Police Post on Nisatta Road in the limits of PS Saddar when an explosive device planted by an unidentified suspected militant under a bridge close to the main gate of Chamthar Post, went off at 10:45 AM. As a result, Head Constable Maqsood lost his life on the spot while Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Suhail Khan, constables Fayaz Khan, Mohammad Karim and passers-by Mohammad Ishaq and Hilal were wounded in the incident. The rapid increase in terrorist incidents and suspected militants’ activities in the district spread panic among the masses.